Protoform: MAGA.2 [EO] Orifice; be open

Description: Orifice; be open
Reconstruction: Reconstructs to EO: Eastern Oceanic

*0 > *faka-maga 'open mouth etc.'
*4 POC *ma9a(p) 'to open wide, gape; open mouth, gap, space' (LPO V:299).
*5 PMP *pa9a[`] "gabelung" (Dpf. 1938), cf. PMP *a9aq "open the mouth wide" (Bst. 1989:124).
*7 PBN *manga "mouth" (Lvy. 1979).
*71 PWMP *qa9ab "open, of the mouth"

Pollex entries:

Language Reflex Description Source
Fijian Maga- Vagina (Cpl)
Nggela Manga Mouth (Fox)
Pukapuka Manga Open out, split apart (Sby)
Pukapuka Ma/manga/ Spread legs apart (Bge)
Rapa Manga vai Mouth of a river (Grn)
Rotuman Maga Gape, be wide open (Cwd)
Samoan Maga/maga Vaginal opening (Prt)
Sikaiana M/mana Sit with legs wide apart (Dnr)
Tokelau Maga Vagina (Sma)

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